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No Tach in 99 ranger...Will a 2001 cluster w/ a tach plug in and work?

Yep, selling my old guages on ebay. I got a question from a guy who has a 99' Ranger with no Tach. He is wanting to know if my guages (with a tach.) will plug in and work?

I dont know for sure, but i do remeber, John Moorhead put a Sport Track Cluster in his truck, and it didnt have a tach. But i dont know if he had to wire it in or if it just plugged right into the old harness.

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im sure you can hook it up with some modding because it should be that same as adding a tach to your truck...

but im 99% sure that it wont be a direct connection...
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Yup. I have an 00 Ranger with No Tach. Swapped in an Explorer Sport Trac cluster that has a Tach and it works beautifully, plug and play.
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Sweet thanks dude.
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I Have a 97 with no tach, Im looking around for a newer cluster with a tach.
do you just unplug the old one and plugin the new one, everything works (fuel, temp, speedo, tach) without any other wiring?
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I don't know about the 97 but im sure there have been other people that have done that. Not to sound like a dick, try the search though cause I don't and someone might have asked it. Unless anyone below me can answer.
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I Have a 97 with no tach, Im looking around for a newer cluster with a tach.
do you just unplug the old one and plugin the new one, everything works (fuel, temp, speedo, tach) without any other wiring?
I have a 97 that did not have a tach. I swapped in an 01 Ranger cluster and it works perfectly without modification.
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And there you go... :)
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It should be mentioned, however, that you will need to make sure the odometer is correct after the swap. I chose to swap the speedometer/odometer guts between the two clusters. The problem in doing that is you have to remove and then reinstall the speedometer needle which can be a little bit of a pain to get right. I drove down the road with a GPS receiver and pressed the needle on to match what the GPS said. Other than the odometer thing, yea, its a clean swap.

Just thought I should elaborate a little...
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Why would you need to make sure the odometer is correct? It will work if it is, or isint. Just a preference if you want correct mileage.
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Why would you need to make sure the odometer is correct? It will work if it is, or isint. Just a preference if you want correct mileage.
becasue if you ever want to sell the vechicle you have to tell them you have a different mileage then what the odo sells, and BAM! the price of the vechicle drops accouple thousand
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becasue if you ever want to sell the vechicle you have to tell them you have a different mileage then what the odo sells, and BAM! the price of the vechicle drops accouple thousand

which is why i swapped mine.
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lmao, crook.
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lmao, crook.

lol that isnt waht i meant. doop

i took my odometer and swapped it to the new one so the miles were acurate.
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:P LoL.
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haha, i wasnt thinking about the selling it factor. I know it would drop in price..
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well, its also considered illegal to have a false odometer reading
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